Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Facility Management articles below.
A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to Perkins+Will.
Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.
With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.
In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.
In the unpredictable arena of facility security, evaluating the organization and its physical attributes for a 360° view is an important starting point.
On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.
Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn Industries, LLC to provide engineered water solutions.
In this New Orleans hospitality case study, a hotel renovation blends 21st century amenities with historic preservation.
Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.
Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.
Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.
At Broward College in South Florida, dispersed capabilities were brought into a centralized system.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.
As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.
When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.
Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.
OSHA has issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard.
OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.
A facility manager is looking to discuss and share experiences with conducting a Facilities Condition Assessment of his organization's portfolio to drive strategic decision making, educate stakeholders, and set expectations.
Despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of data center operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their data center facility spending,
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently introduced its 2015-16 board of directors and member-elected executive committee members.
International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence winners reflect friendlier, more sustainable approaches to parking; winners hail from Las Vegas; Lexington, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Ca.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.
Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?
Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.
Over the next 15 years, a high proportion of seasoned members of the facility management profession will be leaving the workforce as they reach retirement age.
This article features six products that aid in life safety.
Find strategies on how to reduce operational and labor costs with this free white paper from Staples Facility Solutions
The magazine's annual awards program celebrates its 21st year.
Building industry professionals have become increasingly focused on the reality of natural disasters. From the September 2013 issue.
With a hand in virtually all areas of their sites, facility managers possess a holistic view of their organization' s buildings—equipping them with valuable insight into where and how perimeter security should be implemented. From the August 2013 issue.
Reflecting the variety of topics and strategies fms handle each day, with an eye on both the short- and long-term, this month's issue contains a diverse collection of articles,with several highlight the value of partnerships. From the July 2013 issue.
School shootings, violence, and other threats are examined in this issue, which focuses on security and safety.
Safety has always been an important aspect of facility management, and concerns about occupant well-being are prevalent in facilities of all types and sizes. In this issue, read about workplace hostility, chemical safety changes, and healthy workspaces.
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